Start from Trentino Tour DE Pologne 2013

Two sages scheduled in Trentino for Saturday the 27th and Sunday the 28th of July
The presentation was held today in Cavalese against the background of the Fiemme 2013 Nordic Skiing World Championships
Cavalese (TN), 25 February, 2013 The Organizing Committee for the Tour de Pologne, guided by its Director Czesaw Lang, chose the splendid backdrop offered by the Fiemme 2013 Nordic Skiing World Championships to present the kickoff from Trentino of the 2013 Polish stage race scheduled from July 27th to August 3rd.
There are two stages scheduled to be held in Italy, both in Trentino. The first one, on Saturday, July 27th, will be Rovereto-Madonna di Campiglio for 183.5 km. The second one, on Sunday the 28th, will be Marilleva Val Di Sole – Passo Pordoi, for 195.5 km, with the arrival in the heart of the Dolomites, the natural monument elected by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. After this the Tour de Pologne will return within its national borders, to set off again from Krakow with 4 stages around Poland and a conclusive time trial back in Krakow.

In 2013 the Tour de Pologne celebrates its 70th edition, an important milestone. The start from abroad is an absolutely new trend for the Tour de Pologne, which in past editions has merely gone beyond its borders briefly during the race (for a short stretch in the Czech Republic), as well as for Italy, which for the first time will host the start of a foreign race on the World Tour calendar.
The Tour de Pologne with its stages in Trentino was baptized today, with a press conference held this evening, Monday, February 25th, in Cavalese, in the press room for the Nordic Skiing World Championships. The event was hosted by the Director of the Tour de Pologne Czeslaw Lang, accompanied by Tiziano Mellarini (Council member for Agriculture, Forests, Tourism and Promotion for the Autonomous Province of Trento) and Katarzyna Sobierajska (representing the Ministry of Sport and Tourism of Poland).

To start from abroad and, among other things, from a country with no direct borders but which is however very close to Poland is an enormous undertaking but also a tremendous achievement, explains Czesaw Lang. Our proximity is not dictated by kilometres as much as it is by the cultural and historical events that tie these two great nations together. I spent many years of my life in Italy, growing as a cyclist and garnering some of the most brilliant results of my career. For me this is a dream come true; the Dolomites have written the pages of cycling legend and this is why Ive always wanted to be able to bring the Tour de Pologne here to take on these climbs. Wed like to thank all our partners and especially Trentino Sviluppo (the Division of Tourism Development and Promotion of Trentino), which in 2013 will be the official partner of the Tour de Pologne for the fourth year in a row, because without their contribution it wouldnt be possible to make this project a reality.

This affinity between Poland and Italy was also underlined in the words of Council member Tiziano Mellarini. Tourism and sport is the engine that drives Trentino. There could be no better occasion than the Fiemme 2013 Nordic Skiing World Championships to present this partnership. Wed like to thank the Tour de Pologne for having decided to start out from our territory. With the Lang Team weve found fantastic organizational professionalism, which we will do our best to honour with our hospitality. This partnership underscores Polands interest in Trentino and Trentinos interest in Poland. It is an important opportunity for both parties. For us it will be further occasion to promote our territory to foreign markets, particularly Poland. Polish tourists feel right at home in Trentino and have shown a deep appreciation for this land and the beauty of our mountains, as well as everything we have to offer to tourists. I hope that this collaboration will bring enormous satisfaction to both of us.

Of course it was an event not to be missed by some of the great names of the Trentino cycling, led by Francesco Moser, the great champion uncle of the 2012 Tour de Pologne winner Moreno Moser. Few years ago Lang invited me to the Tour de Pologne I immediately understood the potential of this race and I told him that it would have been important to have a start in Italy and why not in my region Trentino. Our dreams will become truth this year.

Among the many guests at the conference were also Paolo Manfrini (Director of the Division of Tourism Development and Promotion of Trentino and Maurizio Rossini (Director of Tourism Marketing Division of Tourism Development and Promotion of Trentino), the gen-eral secretary of the World Championships Fiemme 2013 Angelo Corradini, representatives of the Trentino resorts place of departure and arrival of the two stages and representatives of Poland’s Tourism. And some of the main sponsors of the Tour de Pologne which Pawel Ziemba President Skandia S.A., Pawel Olechnowicz President of Lotos and Messers Kuchta representing Bukovina Terma Hotel Spa. Also stopping in to say hello were members of the Italian Cycling Federation with their Federal Counsellor Renato Riedmuller, representing President Renato Di Rocco, and the President of the FCI in Trentino Dario Broccardo.

Here attached photos and press kit.


01_eng_TdP2013_presentazione tappe trentine.pdf

02_eng_TdP2013_le tappe polacche.pdf

03_eng_TdP2013_cenni storici.pdf

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